Private day-trip with local tour guide in the southern Monferrato to discover the typical wines of the area like Asti Spumante, Moscato d’Asti and Barbera d’Asti. Tour Highlights:
Visit a Barbera d’Asti producer. Traditionally, Barbera was for everyday drinking, but about thirty years ago Giacomo Bologna with his “Bricco dell’Uccellone” gave Barbera wine a chance to step out of Nebbiolo’s shadow. Barbera makes dark wines that are low in tannins, thus French oak lends wine tannins of its own, giving this newer style of Barbera the balanced structure it needs to support the added richness. Wine-tasting will follow the visit.
Visit the medieval city of Asti or other village nearby.
Transfer to Canelli, the homeland of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti. Visit one of the so-called “underground cathedrals, i.e. spumante refining cellars of famous historic wineries like Gancia, Contratto, Bosca, etc.). Wine-tasting will follow the visit.